55 years old, married, 2 children, two granddaughters :-)
After a first career as a computer technician-salesman for large companies, I became, since 25 years, a self-taught entrepreneur in the sports sector, passionate about tennis, training, personal development, innovation and new technologies.
I am a field player, manager of several clubs for which I develop projects and instill sports policy; I love learning at all levels: I give adult beginners' courses, cardio tennis courses and mental coaching on the court with several competitive players.
I also specialized in the use of new technologies by co-creating, 20 years ago, the first complete digital solution for registration, management and reservations specialized in sports to simplify the life of managers and boost their activities. In charge of sales and marketing, we have made it the Belgian market leader.
My mission, through the IKIGAÏ.ACADEMY concept, is to move the lines of the little yellow ball by stimulating and accompanying the personal development, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial energy of teachers, sports directors, club and federation leaders as well as sports entrepreneurs so that they inspire more people to play tennis for life.
Projects I am active in:
More to come for 2023 :-)
Launch of and tennis in the association play4peace (2022)
Creator of the concept (2022)
Creator of the learning concept for adult beginners (2019)
Founder of , the first "technology and innovation" exhibition in networking mode for tennis and/or padel club and school managers as well as professional partners of the sector. (2019)
Co-founder of , AFT partner training organization (since 2015)
Co-creator and commercial manager of the web platform (2003 - 2022)
Co-owner and director of the Tennis Club Le Roseau in Brussels (since 2006)
Founder and sports director of the Smash Academy (tennis and sports school
and sports school present in 3 clubs) in Brussels (since 1998)
Trainings followed :
Communication and HRM
Marketing Adapted Qualified Sales Strategy
Tennis instructor for 30 years AFT (Belgian French speaking FD)
Professional certifications : RPT, PTR, USPTA
Tennis Cooleurs levels 1,2,3 and mini-tennis
Trainer on court :
- Development of a turnkey IZITEN adult beginners course
- Cardio-tennis, I play for my form for the AFT (Belgian federation)
- Street-racket, anyone can play, anytime, anywhere (Belgium and France)
- Tennis Cooleurs levels 1,2 for the FFT (French federation)